Ahead of the upcoming election, NEWSChannel 2 interviewed both incumbent Democrat, Robert Palmieri, and challenger, Joe Marino, who is running on the Independence line. Both were asked the same questions and given the same amount of time to respond.
Above is the interview with Palmieri.
The Republican candidate in the Utica mayoral race, Matthew Arcuri, declined to participate in this interview format.
To see interviews for other local races, click below:
County executive race: Anthony Picente Jr.
County executive race: Michael Hennessy
Rome mayoral race: Jackie Izzo
Rome mayoral race: David Halpin